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Sale 38 Lot 239

ALFRED M. SCALES
(1827 - 1892) Confederate major general who led a regiment at the Seven days' and Fredericksburg, and took over Pender's command at Gettysburg where he was severely wounded. A.L.S. 2pp. 8vo., on House of Representatives letterhead, 2pp. 8vo., Washington, May 3, 1884, in part: "...I want you to be certain to get all the corn grounds in corn that you possibly can...The only fault I have found of you is that you are so afraid of corn grounds...Make Williams & the negroes if possible take in what they wanted. You ought to have at least 75 or 100 barrels...I still think you have lost money by not selling yr tobacco...try to get all yr tobacco crop in time...". Some spotting to top half of first page, folds and light toning, overall good to very good.
Estimate $ 150-200

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